Grinding it out in support of the Fury

Grinding it out in support of the Fury

By Jon Baggie Not even two years. That’s how long we have been supporting the Ottawa Fury, NASL version. It feels like a lot longer. It’s something supporterdom does to you. It draws you in, slows time down and takes control of your emotion. Maybe it’s relative; thinking about and investing in the club happens […]

SMR Blog Series: Fandom in the melting pot

SMR Blog Series: Fandom in the melting pot

A hooded Jon Baggie leads the Stony Monday Riot parade. Compared to most parts of the world, soccer supporter culture is in its infancy in North America. With that comes a real mishmash of support, melding together to support new clubs. It’s fascinating to see how people in locations where professional soccer was previously non-existent […]

SMR Blog Series: Why I Chose To Riot

SMR Blog Series: Why I Chose To Riot

Why I Chose To Riot by Théo Gauthier Proudly flying the colours at Carleton   I fell in love with the soccer crowd before I fell in love with the sport itself. As a kid watching “Soccer Saturday” with TSN’s Graham Leggat in the early 90’s, I was mesmerised not by the images, but the […]

On Thursday, July 24,  Ottawa Fury FC sent us a proposal in an email following a discussion in the stadium about the possibility of moving the Supporters Section out of Section W and into Section F1 (North Side – Field Level). Here is that email, and our response below it.  “Hello Fury FC Supporters, I wanted […]

Rioter in Brazil: Carnivalesque Nationalism

Rioter in Brazil: Carnivalesque Nationalism

The World Cup has brought out the carnivalesque nationalism, the cultural diversity deeply connected to people’s symbolic identity of their country. Mexicans, a large contingent coming from the US, wearing the dark green of the national team, large sombreros and wresting masks. “Pura Vida!” shout the Ticos in red, as if they are all working […]

Community Cup 2014

Community Cup 2014

This weekend members of Stony Monday Riot will be volunteering and fielding a team in the tenth anniversary of the Community Cup. The Community Cup is a soccer tournament taking part at Brewer Park (across from Carleton). The tournament is put together by the Ottawa Catholic Centre for Immigrants as a way to connect newcomers […]

Rioter in Brazil: From Fortaleza to Natal

Rioter in Brazil: From Fortaleza to Natal

Spain, the last champions of the world, are out. Losing the title holders in the opening round is not a rare phenomenon. It happened to Italy in 2010, to France in 2002, and Brazil in 1966. Nevertheless the lack of a response in yesterday’s match against Chile from a team made up mostly of players […]

Riot in Brazil: Subverting the Rules in Brazil

Riot in Brazil: Subverting the Rules in Brazil

Everyone by now has caught on to the World Cup. I write this a few hours before heading to my first match: Uruguay vs Costa Rica. Yesterday we took in the day’s matches at a Bar on the Praia do Futuro, a kilometres long beach with rolling waves. Brazilians celebrated the dismantling of the Spanish […]